solving the wiper problem once and for all

1975 - 1979 Mopars

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    tjgp360 Well-Known Member

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    i know a bunch of us have been plagued with the notorious plastic bushing and finding a replacement seems like a impossible task

    so with that being said my proposal is, instead of finding a stock replacement lets fabricate one !!!:headbang:

    i know i will be actively working on this one and with the input from everyone i hope to find a solution

    SO now the question is do we actually make or find a piece to replace the bushing or do we just replace the wiper system as a whole?
     
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    LS-300 Well-Known Member

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    This has actually been looked into on another site. There was hope that the large bushing that holds the arm to the motor could be reproduced. As to date I have heard nothing about this being completed.
     
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    It would seem like it would be easier to convert to a earlier wiper system. If someone can find which model of Mopar that would work would be a big help.
     
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    tjgp360 Well-Known Member

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    yea i was holding my breath for the longest for the bushings to be reproduced

    oh and just a couple weeks ago i was at a junk yard and it seems the the wiper layout from a diplomat is really close and best of all there's no huge chunk of plastic at the wiper motor

    any thoughts?
     
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    If they are the same length and shape it's worth a try.
     
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    Topher... what's happening with the nylon bushing re-fabrication plan?
    David
     
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    i have no clue, i wonder whats the cost to get them remade for a smaller group? like 20 people...if i find one i will look into it but for now i guess the best thing to do is replace the current system
     
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    a little good news i used a simple metal bracket from a diplomat and some what "rigged" it to the trans arm, i lefts it running for a full 3 minutes until a makeshift bushing failed....i will try to perfect it before i give the full details
     
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    May be sticking my foot in my mouth here (nothing unusual) but if someone can get me a detailed drawing with dimensions, (or an actual part to reverse engineer) I can try to write a cnc program for it... could it be made out of aluminum or Delrin?
     
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    My wipers are working great (still) but I have to ask which bushing are we talking about here? What problems does it cause?
     
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    It's a big bushing that connects your wiper arms to the wiper motor.
     
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    Does it attach to short arm that comes out of gearbox?
     
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    In place of it. here is a picture. It's one unit that was put together at the factory

    wiperbushing2-600.gif

    wiperbushing1-600.gif
     
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    I get it now! That's actually inside the motor case. I thought it was the one at the other end of the arm, which is where I was feeling confused becasue I got that one at Autozone.

    By the way autozone sells remanufactured motor assembly's for $55, wouldn't that solve the problem?
     
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    Call this coincidence but one of the small plastic linkage bushings just broke so I decided to pull the wiper motor out to have a look at this bushing, to my surprise my car has nothing like this in it. Is this a change made later than 75 or does it matter that I've got the 3-speed wiper option?
     
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    I know the 78-79 have them but I'm not sure about 75-77 models.
     
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    Hey, Rebel! How ya been?
    Somebody get Big Jim one of these things. He sounds like he knows how to work a set of calipers and a cnc machine. I'd ship mine off but I don't think I have that part on my 76.
     
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    I think it would be easier to change it all to a earlier model Cordoba,Charger,Fury.
     
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    Just for what it's worth- if someone does send me the parts to reverse engineer, you WILL get your parts back- and I wouldn't be against posting the program here for anyone else once I get it debugged...just sayin'
     
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    What's included in this re-manufacture assembly because I have to find the complete system?
     
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